"I want my faith to be a weapon," I stated in her kitchen. She was breading the chicken, listening.
"COOL! Did you know the actual meaning of 'ezer' refers to battle? Being a warrior equivalent?"
I found it interesting that her first response to me was that of the Bible's original description of Eve. I was half expecting verses on the armor of God, all that jazz. But, no. I said "weapon" and she thought...wife.
Adam and Eve, the first marriage. Over the millennia, translations have watered down interpretations to that of an unequal woman. Oh, no, says the Lord. The woman is purposely created to exhibit strength. And as my prayers sharpen and become bolder, I see my discernment, my hope, my resolve – all growing stronger.
This is the right path.